PUBG Banned More Than 42,000 Accounts Yesterday, BattlEye Holds Strong
The anti-cheat system of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) continues to purge the community of cheating and hacking individuals on a regular basis.
On the weekend, BattlEye revealed that it had permanently banned nearly 25,000 accounts in the last twenty-four hours. It soon followed up by correcting the figure to more than 42,000 within the same single day.
Correcting upwards to 42,000 within the last day.
— BattlEye (@TheBattlEye) October 22, 2017
October has proven to be an exceptional month for the anti-cheat provider in terms of results. It announced last week that it has gotten rid of more than 322,000 accounts since PUBG entered early access on Steam in late March. The vast majority of these cheating and hacking players hail from China.
BattlEye is currently banning accounts between an average rate of 6,000 and 13,000 on a daily basis. However, there are days when the ban-waves pass that threshold by more than double or even more.
PUBG has sold more than 15 million copies so far, which kind of brings the number of cheaters and hackers to an insignificant amount. We might see a surge in the number of bans once the game officially exits early access later this year.
PUBG is also slated to arrive on Xbox One through the Xbox Insider Program in the coming months. According to creator Brendan “PlayerUnknown” Greene, Microsoft is helping Bluehole build a robust security and anti-cheat system.
Since BattlEye is not available for consoles, it is possible that Microsoft is solely working for the Xbox One version of the game. However, it is not uncommon for a single online game to feature multiple anti-cheat systems. Rainbow Six Siege, for example, uses BattlEye as well as other systems to safeguard itself on both the client and server end.